There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Braintree by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Braintree

$42 - $68

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Train, bus, line 133 bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$35 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus, line 133 bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London 727
  3. Take the line 133 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) 133

$35 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Braintree 99.2 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Braintree is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Braintree is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Reading and Braintree is 72 miles. The road distance is 99.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Braintree without a car is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Reading to Braintree, including transfers.

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Reading to Braintree bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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The best way to get from Reading to Braintree is to train which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 133 bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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Reading to Braintree bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Braintree is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Reading to Braintree.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 71.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Braintree, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Braintree via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Braintree via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 3 h 59 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com

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